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Pelican BioThermal Introduces Reuseable Pallet Shipper Program

Pelican BioThermal has announced a new rental service providing pallet shippers that are ready for use called Crēdo on Demand. It will allow options such as pre-conditioning and drop-off at an expanding number of global consolidation centers.

According to the company, Crēdo on Demand uses passive Crēdo Extreme pallet shippers that provide less costly and a more manageable alternative to active shipper systems.

Vetter Begins Euro Facility Upgrade Investment Strategy

Vetter has announced it will invest approximately 300 million Euros to expand and upgrade its manufacturing facilities over an estimated five-year period. According to the company, the upgrades are being driven by a changing healthcare market that is affected by a variety of reasons, including ever-more complex molecules, smaller batch sizes, and increasing regulatory requirements.

DuPont Receives FDA Affirmation of Functional Equivalence of Transition Tyvek

FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) has affirmed the functional equivalence of transition Tyvek to current Tyvek for sterile medical packaging, DuPont Protection Technologies (DuPont) is reporting in a news release issued today.

UPM Opens Solids Formulation R&D Facility

UPM announced the opening of its newly designed and qualified Solids Formulation R&D Facility. It is comprised of 4000 square feet with capabilities for a wide range of pharmaceutical formulation development, including four processing suites fitted with down flow booths, a wash room, dedicated feasibility materials storage, humidity controlled capsule shell storage, and an in process testing room.

Cold Chain Technologies to Introduce New Pallet Shipping System

Cold Chain Technologies (CCT) is set to commercially release the KoolTemp GTS Evolution 1400L qualified pallet shipping system on Oct. 7 at the 13th annual GDP & Temperature Management Logistics Global Forum in Boston. The company will be located at booth 517‐519.

Implementing Vision for Medical Device UDI Regulations

Solutions are underway to address challenges in code reading, substrates, lighting, validation, and more. 

By Rick Roszkowski, Senior Director of Marketing, Vision Products Business Unit, Cognex Corp. 

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Sterigenics International Announces $15M Expansion in Arkansas

Sterigenics International LLC, a global provider of contract sterilization, gamma technologies, and medical isotopes, announced a $15 million expansion at their West Memphis, AK facility that will triple gamma sterilization capacity.

Opened in 1999, the West Memphis Sterigenics facility currently offers 2.5 million cubic feet of gamma sterilization capacity. According to the company, the installation of a new gamma cell will triple capacity to 7.5 million cubic feet and upon completion in early 2017, will result in approximately 20 additional jobs at full capacity.

Students Tackle Pharma Packaging Challenges During Competition at Pack Expo Las Vegas

Students attending Pack Expo Las Vegas and Pharma Expo this week addressed pharmaceutical packaging challenges as they competed in The PACK Solutions Challenge, sponsored by B&R Industrial Automation and presented by the PMMI Foundation.

Domino Debuts M230i Print and Apply Labeler at Pack Expo

Domino announced an addition to its range of print and apply labelers at Pack Expo Las Vegas with the launch of the M230i, the first M-Series unit to incorporate Domino's intelligent Technology (i-Tech) features and QuickStep user interface.

The M230i is designed for secondary and tertiary packaging applications across a wide variety of industry sectors. 

Gerresheimer to Show Ready-to-Fill Plastic Syringes as an Alternative to Glass

Gerresheimer will be showing its glass and COP syringes at the PDA’s Universe of Pre-filled Syringes & Injection Devices Conference in Vienna on Nov. 3 and 4.

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